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Title:
Gus and Grandpa and the Halloween costume
Author:
Mills, Claudia.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations : 23 cm
Summary:
Second-grader Gus wants a store-bought Halloween costume to wear to school, but because he knows his parents do not believe in buying costumes, he turns to his grandfather for help.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 65205.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780374328160
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's Halloween, and Gus doesn't know what to wear. His mom won't let him have a store-bought costume; his dad thinks any old thing will do. Ryan Mason is going to be a vampire, with a cape, fangs, and fake blood. Gus wishes he could be a vampire, too, but, unfortunately, his mother thinks gory store-bought costumes are the worst of all. Gus's only hope is Grandpa's house. Readers will delight in what Gus finds (a fabulous costume) and finds out (Grandma made it for Daddy when nothing else would do), as once again Gus and Grandpa prove what "a perfect team" they are.Credit for the "superb job of illuminating [Gus's] emotions and thoughts" goes to Claudia Mills, and for the "expressive illustrations" to Catherine Stock ( The Horn Book ).


Author Notes

Claudia Mills is an American author of children's books. She is also an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has written several children's series including: Mason Dixon Series, Gus and Granpa Series, West Creek Middle School Seres, and Dinah Series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-3. Once again, it's Grandpa whose wisdom and good sense come through for grandson Gus. Halloween is coming, and Gus is agonizing about a costume. His parents seem not to understand: "All this fuss . . . when I was a kid we wore any old thing," says Dad. But Grandpa remembers, and when he unearths a wonderful Mounties costume that Dad wore as a youngster, Dad remembers, too--and Gus ends up with the coolest costume around. To ensure Gus won't forget the special pleasures of Halloween fun as his dad did, he has his picture taken with dearly beloved Grandpa, who turns out again to be his very best friend. Stock's amiable watercolors bursting with the golds and oranges of an autumn day, reflect the sunny warmth of loving connections passed across generations. For reading alone or reading to a favorite grandpa. Stephanie Zvirin


Publisher's Weekly Review

Grandpa comes up with a great idea for Gus's disguise in Gus and Grandpa and the Halloween Costume, the eighth title in the beginning reader series by Claudia Mills, illus. by Catherine Stock. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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